To know before any use
Important information before using your Cup.
Toxic Shock Syndrome
What is Toxic Shock Syndrome?
Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is an extremely rare, but serious and potentially fatal disease.
This syndrome can be observed in men, women and children. It is caused by a toxin produced by bacteria (called Staphylococcus aureus or Staphylococcus aureus) that live on the human body or in the body – usually in the nose, respiratory tract or on the skin.
The conditions under which this toxin is produced by Staphylococcus aureus are still unknown, and most people are naturally immune to it.
But a minority not being immune, it is advisable to bring you clear information, because half of the cases occur during the rules.
Given the potential seriousness of TSS, it must be detected and treated quickly.
What are the symptoms of TSS?
It can look like a sudden flu in many ways, with symptoms that do not necessarily appear all at once: high fever (39° or more), headache or sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, muscle aches or rashes that look like sunburn.
What should I do if I have these symptoms?
- Remove your cup as a precaution
- Contact a doctor or hospital immediately and be sure to talk about TSS and the fact that you are on your period.
If you have had TSS in the past, you should consult your doctor before using internal protections (tampons or cups) again.
The proper use of the cup
We advise to use a cup size that corresponds to your flow and to ensure that you respect a maximum wearing time of 8 hours in a row.
We also invite you to wash your hands properly before handling your cup, as staphylococcus aureus is found in many cases on the skin.
A direct link between cup and SCT has not yet been demonstrated, but we are convinced that precise information on the correct conditions of use will allow you to use your cup in complete safety.
If you have never used a menstrual cup
It generally takes time to familiarize yourself with the different manipulations.
Try La Cup preferably during the last days of your period or outside of your period (by moistening it) and pair it with external periodic protection (panty liner, towel, menstrual panties) while you acquire the right gestures .
For some people this uptake is very quick, for others it can take several cycles. So don’t be discouraged, it’s normal and your efforts will be rewarded.
If you have ever used a regular menstrual cup
You may also need to allow time for adaptation to La Cup Luneale, as its operation is very different from that of other menstrual cups. In particular, be aware that since it does not need to be fully extended (unlike regular cups), it can sometimes confuse you, and you might think that it is not put on correctly – which would not necessarily be the case. .
- La Cup is not a contraceptive and does not protect against Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).
- You can keep La Cup on when you go to the bathroom.
- As La Cup is positioned in the vagina, you should not have vaginal intercourse while wearing it.
- If you wear an IUD, cut the wires short and take care to pinch the Moonpad® well when removing it so as not to move it. If in doubt about the correct positioning of your IUD, use an alternative method of contraception and consult your gynecologist or midwife.
- After surgery via the vagina (hysteroscopy, etc.), do not use La Cup without the consent of your gynecologist/midwife.
- In the event of a vaginal infection (or suspected infection), treatment with an egg or intravaginal cream, avoid wearing any internal protection: you risk discomfort and burns.
- La Cup is formally not recommended for post-natal bleeding, or after a miscarriage or an abortion.
- If you had an episiotomy, wait until the scar has healed and your perineum has been rehabilitated. In any case, wait until the vagina and cervix are put back.
- If you suffer from another intimate pathology, ask your gynecologist/midwife for advice before using La Cup.
- Never clean La Cup in the dishwasher.